Sunday, January 5, 2014

Plant shopping 2014...

My first nursery visit this year .  Well … it was a beautiful frosty, dry, sunny Sunday morning .   Perfect for a drive to Sauvie island and Cistus nursery. Of course I didn't bring my camera along or the dogs . Just my 20i4 plant wish list. which I duly handed to first person(staff)  I came upon  This is a list of plants I'd made while reading  my new Margery Fish  book' Carefree gardening ' a christmas present.
Though there wasn't  much out on display, most things neatly tucked  snuggly undercover . I did get two things from my list: Lithocarpus edulis , which I love , but didn't take note that it is actually a TREE , a small one at 10 ft or so it says. An adorable Camellia forestii with tiny pink buds already looking to open.
When I got home , I realized these two plants were not from  Margery Fish's book at all.  I don't know how they came to be on my list !

Frosty this morning 



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  1. Brr. It was frosty here this morning too. I can't remember the last time I was at a nursery.

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    1. Yes, it was frosty , but I get around better in the dry/ sunny/ freezing , not so well in damp/ grey !

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  2. It was a beautiful frosty morning! I failed to snap up some pics due to prior commitments (I mean, hello, walking to the neighborhood coffee shop with a friend takes priority ;) I'm so impressed you have a plant list already compiled! I need to do this.

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    1. I sat reading and writing down interesting sounding plants, it didn't take long to have a quite long list for this year !

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  3. Beautiful frost, Linda! I Haven't bought anything recently...but I have a short list ready for spring projects :-)

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    1. Beautiful but deadly frost I'm afraid ,Scott :(

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  4. I feel like a slacker with my "list" of just two plants! I know I will find all sorts of wonderful things at the nurseries, so I'm not overly worried

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    1. You'll be surprised how quick the list grows this time of year !

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  5. I love trying to figure out how plants ended up on my "to buy" list . . . and just where was I going to plant it?

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    1. Exactly Heather…were will I plant all the trees

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  6. My list is long, but items are crossed off mostly by accident as there is always some new siren luring me away from appointed tasks. Love your frosty photos.

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